Laboratory Biorisk Management

Author: Reynolds M. Salerno
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1498749747
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Over the past two decades bioscience facilities worldwide have experienced multiple safety and security incidents, including many notable incidents at so-called "sophisticated facilities" in North America and Western Europe. This demonstrates that a system based solely on biosafety levels and security regulations may not be sufficient. Setting the stage for a substantively different approach for managing the risks of working with biological agents in laboratories, Laboratory Biorisk Management: Biosafety and Biosecurity introduces the concept of biorisk management—a new paradigm that encompasses both laboratory biosafety and biosecurity. The book also provides laboratory managers and directors with the information and technical tools needed for its implementation. The basis for this new paradigm is a three-pronged, multi-disciplinary model of assessment, mitigation, and performance (the AMP model). The application of the methodologies, criteria, and guidance outlined in the book helps to reduce the risk of laboratories becoming the sources of infectious disease outbreaks. This is a valuable resource for those seeking to embrace and implement biorisk management systems in their facilities and operations, including the biological research, clinical diagnostic, and production/manufacturing communities.

Laboratory Biosecurity Handbook

Author: Reynolds M. Salerno
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781420006209
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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By achieving a delicate balance between systems and practices, proper laboratory biosecurity reduces the risk of legitimate bioscience facilities becoming sources of pathogens and toxins for malicious use. Effective design and implementation of laboratory biosecurity depends on cooperation among individuals from diverse communities, including scientists, technicians, policy makers, security engineers, and law enforcement officials. Providing guidance to the broad international community, Laboratory Biosecurity Handbook addresses the objectives of biosecurity and the ways in which they overlap or conflict with those of biosafety. The book describes the risks of working with dangerous pathogens and toxins in the current era of international terrorism. The authors characterize the global spread of legitimate biotechnology and relate it to the rise of transnational terrorism, emphasizing the need for biosecurity measures even in legitimate bioscience. The book discusses biosecurity risk assessment-a practical methodology that allows laboratory management and biosafety/biosecurity officers to analyze and determine the level of risk, and serves as a basis for managing those risks. The book includes questionnaires that can assist the process of collecting data for a biosecurity vulnerability assessment, example standard operating procedures and memoranda of understanding, and other useful reference material. Addressing a variety of operating environments and the particular challenges they face when designing and implementing laboratory biosecurity, this book can assist bioscience facilities ranging from the large to the small, from those that focus on diagnosis or vaccine development, to those only minimally involved with infectious diseases. The detailed recommendations help avoid a "one-size-fits-all" approach to security and save limited resources. The book shows institutions how to develop and implement a biosecurity plan, and helps ensure that all components are included in the overall system, whether existing or new.

Biosecurity

Author: Ryan Burnette
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118768957
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Learn how to assess and prevent biosecurity threats to protect public health and national security With contributions from experts in all facets of biosecurity, this book explains the fundamental elements of biosecurity as well as the related concepts of biosafety and biosurety, detailing how all three concepts fit within the framework of biodefense. Readers are then given the tools needed to assess and prevent biosecurity threats and vulnerabilities. The book explores the nature of biosecurity threats to research laboratories as well as to agriculture, food, and mass transit. Moreover, readers will learn how to apply principles of biosecurity to assess epidemics and protect public health. Biosecurity takes a detailed look at today's biosecurity policy, explaining how it is likely to evolve given current and potential threats to national security. The authors stress the importance of education and advocacy, helping readers develop effective programs to build public awareness and preparedness. The book also presents a novel tool to assess the effectiveness of laboratory biosafety and biosecurity programs. Biosecurity is divided into four parts: Part I: An Introduction to Biosecurity Part II: Elements of Biosecurity Part III: Biosecurity in Various Sectors Part IV: Biosecurity Policy, Bioterrorism, and the Future This book will instill a deep understanding of what biosecurity is and what it is not. It urges readers to think about the importance of biosecurity as it relates to national security, safety, and health. By exposing major flaws in global biosecurity thinking, Biosecurity sets forth a clear pathway to correct those errors and build stronger biosecurity programs.

Biorisk

Author: Statens veterinärmedicinska anstalt
Publisher:
ISBN:
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Laboratory Biosafety Manual

Author: World Health Organization
Publisher: World Health Organization
ISBN: 9789241546508
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This is the third edition of this manual which contains updated practical guidance on biosafety techniques in laboratories at all levels. It is organised into nine sections and issues covered include: microbiological risk assessment; lab design and facilities; biosecurity concepts; safety equipment; contingency planning; disinfection and sterilisation; the transport of infectious substances; biosafety and the safe use of recombinant DNA technology; chemical, fire and electrical safety aspects; safety organisation and training programmes; and the safety checklist.

Biosecurity Challenges of the Global Expansion of High Containment Biological Laboratories

Author: Committee on Anticipating Biosecurity Challenges of the Global Expansion of High-Containment Biological Laboratories
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309225760
Format: PDF, Docs
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During July 10-13, 2011, 68 participants from 32 countries gathered in Istanbul, Turkey for a workshop organized by the United States National Research Council on Anticipating Biosecurity Challenges of the Global Expansion of High-containment Biological Laboratories. The United States Department of State's Biosecurity Engagement Program sponsored the workshop, which was held in partnership with the Turkish Academy of Sciences. The international workshop examined biosafety and biosecurity issues related to the design, construction, maintenance, and operation of high-containment biological laboratories- equivalent to United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention biological safety level 3 or 4 labs. Although these laboratories are needed to characterize highly dangerous human and animal pathogens, assist in disease surveillance, and produce vaccines, they are complex systems with inherent risks. Biosecurity Challenges of the Global Expansion of High-Containment Biological Laboratories summarizes the workshop discussion, which included the following topics: Technological options to meet diagnostic, research, and other goals; Laboratory construction and commissioning; Operational maintenance to provide sustainable capabilities, safety, and security; and Measures for encouraging a culture of responsible conduct. Workshop attendees described the history and current challenges they face in their individual laboratories. Speakers recounted steps they were taking to improve safety and security, from running training programs to implementing a variety of personnel reliability measures. Many also spoke about physical security, access controls, and monitoring pathogen inventories. Workshop participants also identified tensions in the field and suggested possible areas for action.

Biological Laboratory Applied Biosecurity and Biorisk Managemnet Guide

Author:
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ISBN: 9780692457412
Format: PDF, ePub
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The BIOLOGICAL LABORATORY APPLIED BIOSECURITY AND BIORISK MANAGEMENT GUIDE is a definitive and comprehensive tutorial text that, for the first time, provides a specific reference for training Biorisk and Biosecurity students or other biological community professionals. The topics included range from a clear, concise definition of Biorisk from a laboratory biosecurity perspective, biosafety/biosecurity comparisons and contracts, U.S. and WHO regulations and guidance, a unique laboratory biorisk assessment model, bio-terrorism reality, public health issues, research topics, laboratory physical security, emergency planning, export control and conducting business in foreign countries among other germane topics of interest.The cascading events in the aftermath of 9/11/2001, and the biological attacks that immediately followed have given rise to a significant proliferation of biological laboratories working with dangerous pathogens both domestically and internationally. The quest to develop effective medical countermeasures, conduct research, and provide safe and secure laboratory environments has also resulted in significant increases in funding. The expansion of this capacity has also resulted in the creation of a myriad of legislation, regulations and guidelines that are designed to protect laboratory staff, the public and ensure that these pathogens are properly secured. Ultimately, the convergence of these issues has contributed to the emergence of a new security subject matter expert category, Biological Security Professional. Currently there exists very few security management professionals specifically trained in biological security and biorisk management, to meet the needs and demand world-wide. The intent of this manual is to provide the fundamental information for new security practitioners just entering the field and the more experienced professional that is seeking to transition into the field of biological laboratory security and biorisk management. There is compelling evidence suggesting that the need for the biosecurity specialty subject matter expert will continue to grow exponentially in the near and long term, throughout the world. The ultimate goal is to assist in the proliferation of One Health world-wide and to create a professional discipline to prevent and mitigate the full spectrum of biological risks, threats and vulnerabilities

Working in Biosafety Level 3 and 4 Laboratories

Author: Manfred Weidmann
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 3527675337
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The first training manual for new staff working in BSL3/4 labs. This guide is based on a course developed in 2007 by the EU COST action group 28b which serves as a standard for many courses BSL3/4 training courses worldwide. The four-day course consists of lectures and practical training with the lecturers covering all the different possibilities of organising a BSL-3/4 lab including the adaptation to the local requirements of biosafety, safety at work, and social regulations. This book covers bio-containment, hazard criteria and categorisation of microbes, technical specifications of BSL-3 laboratories and ABSL-3 laboratories, personal protective gear, shipping BSL-3 and BSL-4 organisms according to UN and IATA regulations, efficacy of inactivation procedures, fumigation, learning from a history of lab accidents, handling samples that arrive for diagnostic testing and bridging the gap between the requirements of bio-containment and diagnostics. Course participants can not only use the book for their actual training event but it will remain a useful reference throughout their career in BSL3/4 labs.

Working in Biosafety Level 3 and 4 Laboratories

Author: Manfred Weidmann
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 3527675337
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The first training manual for new staff working in BSL3/4 labs. This guide is based on a course developed in 2007 by the EU COST action group 28b which serves as a standard for many courses BSL3/4 training courses worldwide. The four-day course consists of lectures and practical training with the lecturers covering all the different possibilities of organising a BSL-3/4 lab including the adaptation to the local requirements of biosafety, safety at work, and social regulations. This book covers bio-containment, hazard criteria and categorisation of microbes, technical specifications of BSL-3 laboratories and ABSL-3 laboratories, personal protective gear, shipping BSL-3 and BSL-4 organisms according to UN and IATA regulations, efficacy of inactivation procedures, fumigation, learning from a history of lab accidents, handling samples that arrive for diagnostic testing and bridging the gap between the requirements of bio-containment and diagnostics. Course participants can not only use the book for their actual training event but it will remain a useful reference throughout their career in BSL3/4 labs.

Biological Safety

Author: Diane O. Fleming
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781555816209
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Good science is safe science Biological safety and biosecurity protocols are essential to the reputation and responsibility of every scientific institution, whether research, academic, or production. Every risk-no matter how small-must be considered, assessed, and properly mitigated. If the science is not safe, it is not good science. Now in its fifth edition, Biological Safety: Principles and Practices remains the most comprehensive biosafety reference. This book presents the guiding principles of laboratory safety, including the identification, assessment, and control of the broad variety of risks encountered in laboratories, production facilities, classrooms, and other unique environments. Specifically, Biological Safety covers protection and control elements, ranging from biological safety cabinets and personal protection systems to workplace practices and decontamination methods administrative controls in biorisk management, including regulations, guidelines, and compliance various aspects of risk assessment, including bacterial, viral, mycotic, zoonotic, and molecular agents; protozoa and helminthes; viral vectors, allergens, and toxins; and decontamination, aerobiology, occupational medicine, and training topics A resource for biosafety professionals, instructors, and those who work with pathogenic agents in any capacity, Biological Safety is also a critical reference for laboratory managers and those responsible for managing biohazards in a range of settings, including basic and agricultural research, clinical laboratories, the vivarium, field study, insectories, and greenhouses.